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The S&P/ASX 200 is down 0.78% at the end of trading in Australia.

Stocks in Australia went down after the market closed on Friday. Losses in the utilities, IT, and gold sectors were the main reasons why shares went down.

At the end of trading in Sydney, the S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.78 percent.


Resolute Mining Ltd. (ASX:RSG), which rose 5.26% or 0.01 points to trade at 0.20 at the end of the day, did the best on the S&P/ASX 200. Ltd. (ASX:KGN) gained 4.08% or 0.13 points to end at 3.32, and Aurizon Holdings Ltd. (ASX:AZJ) gained 4.03% or 0.15 points to end at 3.87.

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Silver Lake Resources Ltd (ASX:SLR) performed the worst of the day’s stocks, falling 6.40% or 0.08 points to close at 1.17.Appen Ltd (ASX:APX) fell 4.94%, or 0.13 points, to finish at 2.50, and Westgold Resources Ltd (ASX:WGX) fell 4.00%, or 0.03 points, to 0.72.

On the Sydney Stock Exchange, there were 746 stocks that went down, 538 that went up, and 349 that stayed the same.

Westgold Resources Ltd. (ASX:WGX) shares fell to an all-time low, dropping 4.00%, or 0.03, to 0.72.

The implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, which is measured by the S&P/ASX 200 VIX, went down by 1.37% to 11.77.


Gold futures for February delivery went up 0.03%, or 0.55, to $1,788.35 per troy ounce. Crude oil for delivery in January fell 0.35%, or $0.27, to $75.84 per barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 0.22%, or $0.18, to $81.03 per barrel.

AUD/USD stayed the same at 0.67, while AUD/JPY went down by 0.36 to 91.98.

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At 104.10, the US Dollar Index Futures were down 0.1%.


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